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Balancing the bowl on your head

Time: approx. 3 min., or extend the game
Recommended age: approx. from 10, or adapt the level of difficulty
Size of group: playable with a few teammates
Time for preparation: none
Material: Plastic bowls, water

Game description

Ideally and for fairness reasons for this game you should use the same size and shape of bowls because they are going to be filled with water. The objective is for the participants to balance the bowl filled with water on their heads over a predetermined distance. Basically there are 2 methods how the contestants can help themselves: a) they are allowed to hold the bowl with one or two hands or b) alternatively, put a solid rubber ring on the head, which will support the bowl. In the latter, they are not allowed to use their hands as well. At the destination, the water will be put in a measuring cup.


The winner is the participant who managed to carry the most water.

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